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Home Mortgages

You deserve a better home loan experience - through Adventure.


  • Unique Products
    Unique Products

    Conventional mortgages offered as well as custom products. Check out our Feature Products below.

  • Upfront Underwriting
    Upfront Underwriting

    Our in-house underwriting ensures that your experience will be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

  • Expert Guidance
    Expert Guidance

    We'll help you find the right mortgage, and we're also here to answer questions.

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Purchasing or building a home is a significant life achievement. Saving money by refinancing is another laudable accomplishment. Adventure Credit Union helps you with both, and more. We offer fantastic home loan value through mortgage options that cater to the unique needs of our members in Grand Rapids, Lansing and other parts of Michigan. See everything we can offer, including detailed information about the mortgage application and closing process.

Some things that make Adventure Credit Union different from other mortgage lenders are that we underwrite all our mortgages here, locally. Also, we service your mortgage here at Adventure throughout the life of your mortgage. We are always here to support you and your mortgage. Local makes a difference.

Our streamlined mortgage process ensures your experience will be as smooth and stress-free as possible. With upfront underwriting, your application is reviewed by an in-house mortgage underwriter first, giving you a solid pre-approval. Once a property is determined, you can close quickly with only the property related activities to be completed.

MILLENNIAL MORTGAGE - OWN A HOME and PAY OFF STUDENT LOANS

Stop renting. Buy a home and pay off student loans! We are excited to introduce our new mortgage product, Millennial Mortgage*. The Millennial Mortgage will offer an opportunity for home ownership for members who are saddled with student loan debt.

  • No Down Payment
  • No PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)
  • Borrow up to 125%
  • Build Equity

Contact Jennifer at jenniferz@adventurecu.org or 616-514-1788 or any of our Mortgage Specialists at mtgspecialist@adventurecu.org.


  • Mortgage Glossary
  • Apply for your mortgage online or with a Mortgage Specialist.Gather all required documents and upload them through our web portal; or email, fax or hand deliver to a Mortgage Specialist.
  • After your application is submitted, your Mortgage Specialist will contact you to review the file and help you select the best mortgage loan program to meet your goals. Your file is sent to Pre-Underwriting to get you, the borrower, approved and if needed, a pre-approval letter in your hand.
  • Your file is submitted to Processing and your appraisal is ordered. Once received, your file is submitted to Final Underwriting to approve the property.
  • Your mortgage loan is then scheduled for closing generally 30-45 days after application.
SMART TIPS

Your ability to buy a home rests on the numbers and documentation your mortgage lender has.  If there is a change to any of these, your chances of buying a home could be jeopardized.  This means if there is a change to your credit, debit, income assets, or job during the loan process, you might not be able to buy that house.  Here are some tips on things to watch out for:

  • APPLYING FOR NEW CREDIT - After you get a contract to buy your house, it's best not to apply for any new credit.  This means not applying for car loans, credit cards, cell phone bills, or any form of credit.  Doing so could change your credit score and impact your rate lock and/or fees associated with closing on the house.
  • CHANGING CREDIT -  You don't want to close out or dispute any credit cards.  If you have any accounts in dispute, your mortgage lender cannot run automated underwriting and must pause your loan file until your accounts are taken out of dispute.  If you close your credit card, that can hurt your credit score, which in turn can increase your fees or put your ability to buy a home at risk.
  • MOVING MONEY AROUND - Moving money around can cause more headaches than necessary.  If you are receiving gift funds, the donor can wire funds directly to escrow, bypassing your bank account entirely.  If any of these funds happen to hit your primary checking account, that could spell more trouble, as it could appear as though you are spending your cash to close.
  • SWITCHING JOBS - Changing jobs and getting into contract with the proper documentation is one thing.  Signing a purchase contract and changing jobs is something else entirely, as most mortgage lenders typically want you to have your job for at least 30 days.  Word to the wise:  close on the house with your current job, if possible. 
  • SHOPPING FOR YOUR MOVE BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY CLOSE - Hiring a moving company when you have not signed your final loan documents is just plain unnecessary and could set you up for failure.  If you have the moving company come on a certain day and for whatever reason your house doesn't close, things could become problematic.  Hire a moving company after you've signed the final loan documents.  Same goes for purchasing furniture, especially if those funds come in the form of credit or cash in your account.  Close on the house first, then go shopping. 
By adhering to these tips after you sign your purchase agreement, you will be well on your way to successfully closing your mortgage loan with little or no hiccups! 

The mortgage process generates a significant amount of paperwork. To help you stay organized, here's a list of the documents you'll be required to present throughout the process. Please see the guidelines below to get a feel for the type of information you will need to provide.

The following documentation is usually required during the loan process:

  • Most recent 30 days of pay stubs from all jobs/employment
  • Most recent 2 months of bank statements
  • Most recent 2 years of W-2s from all jobs
  • Most recent 2 years of Federal Tax Returns if you file a schedule C, E, or F, or claim employee business expenses
  • Copies of state issued picture ID

The following additional documents may be required if they apply to you:

  • Bankruptcy discharge papers & copy of Bankruptcy Petition with all schedules if discharged in the last 7 years
  • Foreclosure documentation (Sheriff Sale Deed)
  • Divorce decree if ongoing financial obligation or property award is involved
  • Copy of all child support orders
  • Social Security award letter
  • Income Award letters (Social Security, Pension, VA Disability)
  • Current 401(k), IRA or investment account statement

Helpful Tips:

  • Documents must be submitted in their entirety. If the first page of a document reads, "1 of 6," we will need all 6 pages of that document, even if some are blank.
  • We always need consecutive documents. If we request 2 months of bank statements, each day in those 2 months must be represented in all statements.
  • If you have received a financial gift to help you with your down payment, the donor will need to fill out a gift letter (which we will provide) and provide a bank statement to verify they have sufficient funding.
  • Please upload your documentation through our web portal. If you filled out your application online, you may sign in to your account to access the portal. We would appreciate it if you condensed your documents to as few uploads as possible. Thank you.
To manage your Adventure mortgage account online, login to your Adventure Online Banking.  From here you have a couple of options to help you manage your Adventure mortgage account:

Make Your Mortgage Payment from your Adventure Accounts
     Login to your Adventure Online Banking and simply transfer from your savings or checking to your Mortgage loan.  You can select the Transfer option at the top of the page or the Select Option button to the right of your account  

Make Your Mortgage Payment from another Financial Institution
     Login to your Adventure Online Banking and click the tab at the top, GoToMyMortgage.  From here you can easily make your Adventure mortgage payment online from your accounts at another financial institution. 

GoToMyMortgage
     GoToMyMortgage in Online Banking offers an easy way to help you manage your Adventure mortgage with all the information and access you need, including making a payment from your accounts at another financial institution.  With GoToMyMortgage, you can see payment information, loan balances, memos, payment history, payment options, account information, statements, documents, and more.

We want to make your move easier. When you close your Adventure Credit Union mortgage, we provide a coupon for $100 toward BungoBox moving rentals as our gift to you. BungoBox is an alternative way to pack - they are durable, stackable, eco-friendly containers that cut the cost of packing supplies in half and protect your belongings better than cardboard boxes. Here's how it works:

  • Place your order
  • BungoBox delivers the boxes to you
  • Pack your boxes and move
  • BungoBox picks up the boxes
TRUST OUR TEAM

Rely on our mortgage specialists to help you craft the mortgage that is right for you.

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  • Debbie
    Mortgage Specialist
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    Mortgage Specialist
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